Smoke-Free Toronto

Last week City Council voted to expand Toronto’s limitation on smoking in public spaces and strengthen our approach to second-hand smoke.

The new limitations will prohibit smoking in public squares, bar and restaurant patios, public building entrances and exits as well as hospital grounds. Council also approved a smoking ban on city sports fields, public parks and beaches.

Toronto’s Chief Medical Officer of Health David McKeown recommended the expanded ban citing 60 Ontario municipalities with similar bans and widespread public support.